Lakers' Rudy LaRusso swats ball out of Ray Scott's hands at arena
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The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, located at 3939 S. Figueroa Street, was officially opened on July 4, 1959 by then Vice President Richard M. Nixon and was designed by Welton Becket; general contractor was L.E. Dixon Company. The last event at the arena was a Bruce Springsteen concert. The arena was closed on March 19, 2016 and demolished to make room for a new soccer stadium. Photograph caption dated February 15, 1963 reads "Rugged L.A. forward scored 20 points as Los Angeles bombed Detroit five." The game was held at the Sports Arena.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
00157630 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d062_f18_i21 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/130381
LaRusso, Rudy Scott, Ray Los Angeles Lakers (Basketball team) Detroit Pistons (Basketball team) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, Calif.) Basketball players Men Spectators Basketball Arenas Lost architecture Los Angeles (Calif.)